forecast saying the business environment is improving. shares of general mills rose more than 2.5%. and the big jump in shares of blackberry thanks to a morgan stanley upgrade. morgan stanley saying now there may be room in the smart phone market that's dominated by an droid and the iphone operating system for blackberry. the vote of confidence comes just two days before blackberry's make or break z-10 goes on sale at at&t stores. blackberry rose $16, that's a gain of almost 6.5%. >> and, suzie, one of the roadblocks to the housing recovery has been tight mortgage credit. rates may be low, but they're only good if you can get them. as we look at the spring buying season, lenders are starting to ease up. not so much on their standards, but on the types of loans they can offer. >> after being turned down for a mortgage last year, leah harris has been renting in washington, d.c. now, she is finally moving into a home of her own. >> i tried last year at about the exact same time and nothing was different than it is now. same income, same assets, pretty much everything was identical.